Ghislaine Maxwell Trial | Closing Arguments By The Prosecution
Ghislaine Maxwell Trial Day 13 | Closing Arguments : Ms Moe launched a powerful closing argument stating that Ghislaine Maxwell is a sophisticated” and “dangerous” predator who targeted vulnerable young girls.
The Ghislaine Maxwell Trial has reached, on the thirteenth day, the closing argument phase.
Maxwell faces eight counts of sex trafficking as well as a number of other charges.
Just before the closing arguments begin, the government released new exhibits related to the case against Ghislaine Maxwell.
The exhibits included 118 pages of Jeffrey Epstein’s flight logs between April 1991 and January 2006.
The logs were partially redacted to protect the names of accusers, amongst the exhibits are Jeffrey Epstein’s flight logs.
Assistant US Attorney Alison Moe launched a powerful closing argument
Ms Moe continued her argument labeling Ghislaine Maxwell as a «sophisticated predator».
“Maxwell ran the same playbook again and again. She groomed them. She caused deep and lasting harm to young girls. It is time to hold her accountable.”
“The proof is in. It’s clear. It’s consistent and only points to one conclusion: Maxwell is guilty,” she added, before launching into “eight different reasons” the socialite should be convicted.
Throughout the Ghislaine Maxwell Trial, it has been made clear that Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein were a couple. It has also been proven that they were always together, one could not be seen without the other.
Ms Moe, the AUSA, described Ms Maxwell as “a couple for 11 years, great partners, the best of friends”.
“When you’re with someone for 11 years you know what they like,” she said. “Epstein liked young girls. Epstein could not have done this alone.”
Ms Moe then presented the jury with a series of intimate photos of Ms Maxwell and Epstein, which were not visible to the public or press.
Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers argue that, she did not know what Jeffrey Epstein was doing with/to the young girls.
The jury in Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex abuse trial could take into account whether or not Maxwell “consciously avoided” knowledge of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged encounters with teenage girls, the judge presiding over the case said on Saturday.
Four accusers whom took the stand with pseudonyms except for Annie Farmer have testified that Ms Maxwell has “groomed” them into being sexually assaulted by Jeffrey Epstein.
“Again and again throughout this trial, you heard how these girls were asked to perform sexualised massages on Jeffrey Epstein,” she said.
“It’s not an accident. It happened again and again and again. It is powerful evidence of Maxwell’s guilt.”
AUSA Moe concluded her closing argument for the prosecution by summarising each of the six counts facing Ms Maxwell, and which victim corresponds to each.
Referencing the defence’s contention that Ms Maxwell is being blamed for crimes committed by Epstein, Ms Moe said: “Let me be very clear: The evidence at this trial showed that Ghislaine Maxwell made her own choices.
“She’s a grown woman who knew exactly what she was doing.”
She urged jurors: “Ladies and gentlemen, look at the big picture and use your common sense.”
Common sense, she said, shows jurors that the witnesses are not lying and Ms Maxwell is guilty.